The tents are up. It is definitely happening. Come hell or high water, or in the case of New York City, mountains and mountains of snow: New York Fashion Week is going to happen. With a predicted 3 to 8 inches of snow coming overnight, it looks like the parade of fashionistas to Lincoln Center, Pier 59 and Milk Studios, would do well to ditch their skyscraper heels for something a little more sturdy-- maybe some cleverly designed wellies?
Before layering up to roll out to the shows, be sure to install a good first line of defense: starting with skincare. Here are five perfect picks to help every fashion lover survive fashion week intact.
New York Fashion Week skincare essentials: Time Bomb Collagen Bomb Essential Skin Fuel
This "high-octane" serum promises to deliver cumulative results, improving skin tone and texture over time. The micronized collagen infused formula not only gives an immediate boost of fullness and elasticity but also has a delivery system that includes pycnogenol (an antioxident), Padina povanica brown algae, Davilla rugosa leaf extract, and Borage oil to bolster and enhance natural collagen production in skin. Users will notice the most immediate effects from the Hyaluronic Acid which delivers instant hydration, plumping the skin, and also, improves moisture retention for hours following application. Just the extra kick that your weather and fashion week stress embattled skin needs to help you put on your best face every day at the shows.
New York Fashion Week skincare essentials: ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm
This ultra-chic lip balm helps curb wind-chapped lips with its all natural formulation. Wild Mango butter is the primary conditioning ingredient, with pomegranate to improve moisture, and rosemary to fight off damage from the elements. Additionally, the subtle mandarin oil aroma is a great mood enhancer. It's like getting a mini pep talk every time you apply it: something everyone needs when navigating the melee at the tents.
New York Fashion Week skincare essentials: ARDENCY INN AMERICANA Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer
Before reaching for foundation, reach for this silicone-free, water-based primer. Not only will it help keep your makeup fresh through the long days at the shows, its cocktail of moisturizing ingredients—including natural hydrators such as Shea Butter, and Vitamin E & Omega-6 rich, prickly pear oil, helps skin cells plump and prevent cellular dry out from the dry New York air.
New York Fashion Week skincare essentials: L'Occitane Ultra Soft Cream
A light-weight option to L'Occitane's 100% shea butter, the soft cream is formulated with 10% of the same fair-trade shea butter that is found in the original. An added bonus: the Rose Heart fragrance smells amazing but L'Occitane is also currently offering Ultra Soft Cream in Zesty Lime and Vanilla Bouquet. Slather on generously after showering, and then toss the pretty tin into a purse to keep skin well moisturized. Having cracked hands would be horrible, if say, you found yourself sitting front row next to Anna Wintour.
Fashion Week skincare essentials: Mio Liquid Yoga restorative bath soak
At the end of a relentless day full of traveling between Lincoln Center uptown, to Milk Studios downtown and back, then perhaps to Brooklyn for a 9pm show to see that hot new designer...all you want is a hot bath. Maximize bath time with this magical soak. Not only is it rich with muscle-healing and skin-nourishing ingredients like amica and fig extract, it is also infused with Mio's V-tonic: a special blend of essential oils and extracts to address the mental stresses of the day.